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Clipper ship sails from New York to San Francisco in record time

San Francisco, California, circa 1860, from the south west
03/24/1860
The clipper ship Andrew Jackson, with Captain John Williams in command, sailed from New York City on Christmas Day, 1859 and arrived at San Francisco after a 89 day voyage.  This broke the previous record set by the clipper Flying Cloud in 1854 by four hours.  The record was disputed, however, as the Andrew Jackson had experienced a delay in getting a pilot boat out of the harbor after lifting anchor in New York.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Gordon c. Roadarmel, "Some California Dates of 1860," California Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Dec., 1959), p. 332. 

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